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Nature Watch, 7.21.21

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Summer has not yet turned. Queen Anne’s lace, big as saucers, balancing, this way and that. Still not a goldenrod in sight! Birds with a second brood, like robins and phoebes, are nesting again. This has been a summer of great extremes, yet shadbush produced berries and birds came. Chokecherries are ripe now, and other berries and apples are ripening, gardens producing in spite of lingering threat of drought. Even the cornfields are catching up.